Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Blubbering Mess

You've probably seen it elsewhere, but I just had to post it here as well. Here is the video of Christian - the lion that reunites with his humans years after living wild in Africa.

Do you remember Born Free? Turns out that George Adamson, husband of Joy Adamson, introduced Christian into the wild. Perhaps that's him in the video? You can read the Today Show blurb here.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Up To Speed

So it's been awhile since I've updated. I have a really good reason, I promise! Oh, wait--no I don't, I'm just a slacker. But, the anonyposter below saved my blog from becoming a ghost town with that hilarious contribution--THANK YOU!

What have I been up to? Hmmm...I feel like all I do is work, but in truth there is a lot going on. For instance, my brother recently turned 25. He's my younger brother--I feel old. We celebrated at Texas Roadhouse, but we did not make him get on the saddle. We found out that BP08 is 100% girl and also has LONG legs. I guess she will take after D. He believes she will be taller than me by 5th grade. Sheesh! Oh, and her heart (the real reason for the extra ultrasound) looks healthy. Yay! D also tried out muscle relaxers and heavy-duty pain meds for the first time. No worries, it was not by choice and he's off them now, but he hurt his back and couldn't move the entire weekend of the 4th of July. Um, no fireworks for us:( We also completed a baby registry. This went much better than when we registered for our wedding and we both came out of the store alive. Don't get me wrong, baby registries still completely confuse and overwhelm me, but I think we figured most of it out! What else? Oh, we're going to the 3M Championship this weekend!

It appears that I have done more than just work.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Blog Share: July Edition

Today's post is part of Blog Share--a great and wonderful anonymous posting project organized by -R-! While this post was written by an anonymous blogger, I have a post out on the Internet somewhere as well. Enjoy!

The spam-catching program has caught many emails on my behalf. In quotes are some of the more interesting subject lines. Beneath them are my responses.

"We caught you naked in the shower."
Yes, you did. Well played sirs, well played. After assaulting the manager at your Subway franchise for not cleaning the jalapeno peppers properly, I attempted to flee. Unfortunately, I stowed some of the offending veggies in my pants during my hasty retreat. The "heat"caught up with me mere blocks from my home. I thought I could wash the oils from my clothing and body by remaining dressed during the shower, but had to discard my clothing on 1st avenue. You found me. You win.

"Say No to ED!"
I will! I can't stand that he demands that his entire name be spelled in capital letters. How pretentious!

"Reasons for falling hard and fast?"
  1. Losing consciousness when diving into a pool.
  2. Tying a boulder to your leg and jumping off an overpass when testing whether two objects of different weights will descend at the same rate.
  3. Jumping out of a girlfriend's window when aroused and being pursued by her husband.
"Free tickets to Mariah Carey concert."
Please remove from envelope and discard into trash.

"Want to beat your neighbours in love marathon?"
Do you mean my Canadian neighbors? If the marathon is in Toronto, no. Montreal? Absolutely. Moosejaw? I'll get back to you.

Blog Share Participants

Vent Vox
Turn On The Stars
Trudie - Life After AC
Swimming With Sharks
Stefanie Says
Shhh! Librarian-In-Training
Sauntering Soul
Sass Attack
Reflections in the Snow Covered Hills
Red Red Whine
Our Simplicity
One New Duck
Oh My Seven
The Occasional Truth
No Lady
Nancy Pearl Wannabe
Muse On Vacation
Messing With Texas
Melliferous Pants
Live Work Dream
Just Below 63
Java Literally
Full of Snark
Face Down
Ex Everything
Everything I Like Causes Cancer
Did I Say That Outloud?
The Daily Tannenbaum
The Coconut Diaries
Bright Yellow World
Breath Smiles Tears
And You Know What Else
3 Carnations

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Four & Nine

On this day in

1999: D and I were on our first date. I wore a black tank with jeans and D had on a sweater vest--BY ITSELF! He really needed my help. We ate deep dish at Davanni's and drove around the rest of the night talking. I didn't get home until 3 a.m.

2000: I bowled in a junior tournament and we went to the Lynx game (D won court side seats earlier in the week). We shared Papa John's pizza (when it was still served in the Target Center) with Steve-O and Jay.

2004: We tied the knot!
2005: D convinced me to cancel our reservation to Saji Ya in favor of "authentic Italian cuisine", or Olive Garden. We enjoyed our favorite dessert (Raspberry Cream Torte) at Cafe Latte and enjoyed the gorgeous weather walking up and down Summit Avenue. We ended the evening watching fireworks from Cathedral Hill. 2006 & 2007: We both worked. Our romantic evening consisted of ordering in pizza and watching movies. I think we fell asleep on the couch both years.

2008: We are both working today. Tonight we will eat out, but probably some place casual with tasty food.

Next year will be our 5 and 10, so we're hoping to be able to find a babysitter (gasp! we'll be parents!) and enjoy a nice evening together.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Because I Won't Actually Spend The Money

If I had cash burning a hole in my pocket, I would probably pick up a few of these, but I do not, and I really don't wear T-shirts all that often, so I guess I will just keep them in my blog closet for now. All Ts available at CafePress.